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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Maritime Security Course in Seattle

Beginning July 1, 2005, Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA) will offer courses in Maritime Security, specifically CSO/VSO and FSO. · Company Security Officer – CSO/VSO (3 days). This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for personnel to conduct the duties of a Company Security Officer (CSO) in accordance with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the IMO ISPS Code, and relevant U.S. Coast Guard regulations. · Vessel Security Officer - CSO/VSO (3 days) This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for personnel to conduct the duties of a Vessel Security Officer (VSO) in accordance with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002…

Videotel Warns Shipowners Over Security Training Requirements

Videotel Marine International has advised shipowners to prepare themselves for the fundamental changes expected in ship security regulations. vessels. the vessel's formal security plan," says Len Holder, chairman of Videotel. their normal duties. trained ship security officer onboard. vessels. designed for training ship security officers. comes complete with on-screen assessment and testing capabilities. vessel. away from the messroom or computer. be difficult," says Chris Haughton, deputy managing director of Videotel. "But ship security is a major issue. flexible approach to training. due to be launched in early 2003. completing the training package.

GMATS Offers Approved Security Courses

Combined Vessel, Company, and Facility Security Officer Course offered by GMATS in multiple locations. This course has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration through the quality standard system of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). It meets the STCW Convention training requirements for Vessel Security Officer. This course ensures that participants learn effective security techniques and training procedures for handling maritime issues both domestic and abroad.

Cal Maritime Security Officer Refresher Course

The U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center, through Det Norske Veritas, has approved a Vessel Security Officer (VSO) Refresher Course developed by The California Maritime Academy, a part of The California State University. The course, offered through Cal Maritime’s Sponsored Projects and Extended Learning (SPEL) Department, provides a refresher curriculum for maritime security personnel and is designed to facilitate the transition to the USCG mandatory training for Vessel Security Officers. Effective July 1, 2009 licensed mariners designated as Vessel or Ship Security officers will have to have either passed an approved Vessel Security Officer course, or taken an approved VSO Refresher course and either worked in the position of a VSO or have taken a VSO course.

ABS Completes Review of Seagull CBT

offered by distance learning and computer-based training. receiving Recognized Security Organization (RSO) status. scenario for computer-based training (CBT). workbook of practical exercises. training requirements. Guard and ISPS Security Code regulations taking effect in 2004. the Seagull Training Administrator. Workbook; Automatic Identification System (CBT #109). information.

UK Recertifies MPS Training Courses

Maritime Protective Services announced the recertification for another five years of their training courses in the United Kingdom. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has again, reapproved their Ship Security Officer(SSO) and Company Security Officer(CSO) training courses, while the reaccreditation of their Port Facility Security Officer(PFSO) training course has again, been reapproved from Transportation Security Directorate (TRANSEC) of the Department for Transport. In the United States, Maritime Protective Services has offered certified maritime security courses since 2005, having won recertification from the US Maritime Administration and Coast Guard in 2007 and 2008.

Videotel Launches Training Course

association with The West of England Ship Owners Insurance Services. Facility Security (ISPS) Code". deputy managing director Chris Haughton. requirements in an efficient and cost-effective way. vessel and disseminate security information to the crew. Officer and the Port Facility Security Officers. preferred. on-screen assessment and testing capabilities.

Terminal Shut Down after Security Lapse

A cargo terminal on Blount Island, Fla., has resumed operations after being shut down yesterday afternoon by Coast Guard inspectors from Sector Jacksonville for not having a facility security officer present or specifically named in writing. After receiving an anonymous tip, Coast Guard inspectors went to the Ceres Marine Terminal Inc. and found that they had been without a facility security officer at the terminal for more than a week. After discovering this, Coast Guard inspectors immediately put a halt to operations. Early this morning the terminal company sent a facility security officer from Virginia, so that the facility could become compliant with Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations again.

News: MITAGS/PMI's Offers New Security Officer Training Program

The Department of Homeland Security has published an interim rule in the Federal Register and will issue its final rule on November 25, 2003. The rule is intended to implement strong Port State Control measures to aggressively enforce these regulations, including tracking the performance of all owners, operators, port facility managers, flag administrators and recognized security organizations. The MITAGS/PMI Security Officer Training incorporates this Interim Final Rule, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) amendments that contain the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS Code), which comes into effect in July, 2004, and the U.S. Coast Guard NVIC 10-02. The Coast Guard has concluded that they will impose their new requirements on many U.S.

IMO Tech Coop Program to Enhance ISPS Implementation

In the run-up to the July 1, 2004 international deadline for implementation of the maritime security measures adopted by IMO in December 2002, a far-reaching and multi-faceted programme of technical assistance by the Organization, aimed at helping Governments strengthen maritime and port security, is in full swing and having a significant impact, particularly in the developing world. IMO launched its global technical co-operation programme on maritime security in January 2002, 11 months before the IMO Diplomatic Conference on Maritime Security adopted amendments to the SOLAS Convention and the related International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in December 2002.

Eletson chooses Seagull Training Solution

Eletson Corporation has selected Seagull to provide Computer Based Training for their vessels. Eletson will implement an extensive Computer Based Training (CBT) library fleetwide. With this key implementation and those of existing Greek clients, Seagull Computer Based Training (CBT) is set to become standard within the Greek shipping community. Stating his support for Seagull's training solutions, Eletson Corporation Training Manager and Company Security Officer, Mike McCabe said, "after thorough evaluation, Seagull's onboard training system was found to meet Eletson's high quality requirements and enforces our blended learning training program. The Security information will assist in raising our seafarers awareness to this high profile topic".

LR Publishes ISPS Practical Pack

Lloyd’s Register has published its ISPS Practical Pack, a guide designed to help owners and operators to meet the requirements of the forthcoming International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. The pack was developed by Lloyd’s Register in conjunction with maritime security expert IDS International Ltd. The ISPS Practical Pack provides a methodology that company security officers can use when conducting ship security assessments and developing ship security plans in accordance with the requirements of the ISPS Code. “The ISPS Practical Pack is a part of Lloyd’s Register’s integrated approach to maritime security, an approach which also involves training for company and ship security officers…

MITAGS/PMI’s Offers New Security Officer Training Program

Glen Paine, Executive Director, the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) has announced an upgrade in their Security Officer Training program which is now called, “Security Officer Training – Port Facility, Company and Ship.” Since September 11, 2001, the maritime industry has come under increasing pressure to improve security awareness and develop security measures appropriate to the threat level for all passenger and cargo vessels and the port facilities they call on. The Department of Homeland Security has published an interim rule in the Federal Register and will issue its final rule on November 25, 2003.

Seebald Wins Port Authority Bid for Security Officer Training

Buffalo, N.Y. – Seebald and Associates International announced that they have been awarded a two- year contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to provide Facility Security Officer (FSO) training to approximately 400 individuals throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey. All Facility Security Officers (FSO) and alternates for companies which own or operate a designated 105 facility are required by law to be trained in accordance with 33 CFR 105. Seebald and Associates International has taught their MARAD Certified course to over 2000 individuals throughout the United States and is recognized in the Maritime Security Field. Its instructors have decades of experience in the Maritime Security as Coast Guard Officers and professional instructors.  

Seafarer Security Certification Guidance Reached

Photo courtesy IMO

Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties has been agreed by IMO, to address practical difficulties seafarers have reportedly experienced in obtaining the necessary security certification under the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and STCW Code. The guidance recommends that, until July 1, 2015, relevant training under section 13 (Training…

Cruise Ship Worker Arrested for Smuggling

A crew member aboard a Miami-based cruise ship was arrested on smuggling charges after Royal Caribbean security officers found a laundry bag full of cocaine and 3,000 ecstasy tablets aboard the vessel, the U.S. Customs Service said on Tuesday. Shipboard security officers said the crewman, Peter Westman Campbell of Jamaica, acted suspiciously after Vision of the Seas left the Caribbean island of Curacao on Friday, a Customs spokesman said. They reportedly found a laundry bag with 38.7 lbs. of cocaine in Campbell's possession, detained him aboard the ship and turned him over to Customs officers. A subsequent search by ship officers turned up another 18.7 lbs. of cocaine and 3,000 ecstasy tablets hidden near the ship's beauty salon, the officer said.

A&P Ready for ISPS

The A&P Group has announced that all its facilities are now certificated under the ISPS Code, which was introduced to bring shiprepair and shipbuilding yards up to the same level of certified security as ports and terminals. Facilities include shipyards at Wallsend, Hebburn, Aberdeen, Teesside, Chatham Dover, Ramsgate, Southampton, Falmouth and Birkenhead. A&P has a history of operating under secure conditions and welcomes this move to formalise a system throughout the Group. To conform to the ISPS Code, the process has involved appointment and training of Port Facility Security officers, submitting and approval of security plans to the authorities and audits of the various sites (yards).

Cal Maritime Awarded $1 Million Grant From Governor's Office of Homeland Security

Homeland Security. harbors. multifaceted way," said Dr. at Cal Maritime. federal or the state level. director for the campus, both of whom are expected to be in place by fall. undertakings as appropriate. security related announcement for the campus. received the U.S. Maritime's Continuing Education Department. Security Code (ISPS). which are based on standards that we helped develop," added Zingale.

The ICCL Co-Hosts Security Implementation Workshop

The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) along with the American Association of Port Authorities and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association brought together the ports of the Caribbean June 25-27, 2003, in Jamaica, to discuss the implementation of new international security requirements. The workshop provided an in-depth overview of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, as required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) by July 2004. The ISPS Code provides a standard global security framework that will enable ports, shipping companies and governments to operate on equal preparedness and response levels. The IMO developed the ISPS Code to implement maritime and port security regulations in response to heightened security issues since Sept.

MCA Seal of Approval for Videotel Shipboard Security Course

course for ship security officers. force in July 2004, all ships have to appoint a Shipboard Security Officer. seafarers. training package or a video and printed course book. contingency planning. for assessment by independent third-party assessors. flag states is pending. 17 countries have signed up for the course. 2003. complete," said Capt. Vause. difficult. But ship security is a major issue. training.

IMO Program Enhances ISPS Implementation

In the run-up to the 1 July 2004 international deadline for implementation of the maritime security measures adopted by IMO in December 2002, a far-reaching and multi-faceted programme of technical assistance by the Organization, aimed at helping Governments strengthen maritime and port security, is in full swing and having a significant impact, particularly in the developing world. IMO launched its global technical co-operation programme on maritime security in January 2002, 11 months before the IMO Diplomatic Conference on Maritime Security adopted amendments to the SOLAS Convention and the related International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in December 2002.

MARAD Web Site for MTSA Course Certification

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has contracted with Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-accepted Quality Standards System (QSS) organization, to evaluate and certify maritime security training courses for training course providers in the United States under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, P.L. 107-295 (MTSA). Section 109 of the MTSA specifically mandated “that the Secretary of Transportation shall develop standards and curriculum to allow for the training and certification of maritime security professionals.” The Secretary of Transportation delegated this function to MARAD; the Maritime Administrator charged the U.S. Merchant marine Academy (USMMA) with its execution.

MITAGS to Offer Ship Security Officer Training

Glen Paine, Executive Director, the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) has announced that a new training course for Ship Security Officer (SSO) will be available for all interested mariners and company representatives. There will be two one-week sessions, the first beginning on February 3rd and the second beginning on February 10th, 2003. These sessions will be some of the first SSO training opportunities offered to the public and will be presented in a “beta” format. Feedback from attendees will be utilized to finalize course materials and content, which will be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard as a proposed model course. Piracy and terrorist attacks are increasing against commercial shipping worldwide.

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